Category Archives: Theme

Global Advent: Day 17

The Film: The Dish – Australia When most people think about foreign films they forget they’re not all subtitled — some of them are in English. Although accents and colloquialisms can be a hindrance to some, movies from the UK … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 16

The Film: Mostly Martha [Bella Martha] – Germany A film about food which is really about life . Completely my kind of film. I had seen the English language remake, No Reservations, before I knew it was based on a … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 15

The Film: Italian For Beginners [Italiensk for begyndere] – Denmark   Italian For Beginners takes place around Christmas in the cold of a Copenhagen suburb. This was my first, and unknowing, foray into Dogme 95 films which sought to purify filmmaking. … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 14

The Film: The Trip – UK You really can’t be sad watching a film with Coogan and Brydon. It’s one of those indelible laws of nature like gravity or the way a good film can feel as satisfying as a … Continue reading

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Favorite R-rated Christmas films

Originally posted on Celluloid & Leftovers:
I guess I should follow up yesterday’s charming black and white Christmas fare with this from Pages In Courier: Favorite R-rated Christmas movies: Die Hard Die Hard 2: Die Harder Reindeer Games The Ref…

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Global Advent: Day 12

The Film: White Wedding – South Africa Imagine Planes, Trains & Automobiles if Steve Martin weren’t trying to get home for Thanksgiving, but rather to his own wedding. Imagine if John Candy was his philandering best friend. Imagine if this … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 10

The Film: Elling – Norway Imagine The Odd Couple meets The Boys Next Door, in Norwegian, with award winning performances. Imagine a movie you keep hoping will be great, and then it is. Everything about Elling could have gone wrong … Continue reading

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Baba Ghanouj and October’s Mid-August Lunch

Last week I did a pizza in the oven. Before I sat down to enjoy it I threw two split American style eggplant on the pizza pan and stuck it back in the oven until the skin was brown and … Continue reading

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I’m Not Down With Revenge

So vengeance is a movie thing. I know this. But I’m not down with it. It seems like so many films in the last few years center on vengeance. And not the — and justice for all, kind. The bloody, … Continue reading

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